The Catholic Education Foundation presented a check for more than $2.4 million in scholarships to Archbishop Joseph F. Naumman and Dr. Vincent Cascone, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, on December 4, 2019.
The check represents the total amount of scholarships that the Catholic Education Foundation will award this school year. Scholarship funds are available to students in low-income households attending Catholic elementary (K-8) and high schools throughout the Archdiocese. The majority of families receiving scholarship funds have incomes below $24,000 and would not be able to afford a private, college-preparatory education without tuition assistance.
“We are very grateful to our donors and supporters who make these scholarship awards possible,” said Vincent Anch, Executive Director for the Catholic Education Foundation. “Their generosity will allow more than 1,400 students in need to receive a high-quality, faith-filled education with outstanding academic results.”
Funding for these scholarships came in large part from the Catholic Education Foundation’s gala event, Gaudeamus (“Let us rejoice”). The gala on October 26, 2019, raised $1.99 million for scholarships through generous sponsors and donors. To learn more about the Catholic Education Foundation and its scholarship programs, please visit https://www.cefks.org/.
About the Catholic Education Foundation
Founded in 1997, the Catholic Education Foundation provides more than $2.4 million a year in scholarships for approximately 1,400 students attending designated Catholic schools in Northeast Kansas. The mission of the Catholic Education Foundation is to ensure that all families who seek a high-quality, faith-filled education for their children are able to receive it, regardless of their financial circumstances. Scholarships from the Catholic Education Foundation are based strictly on financial need; there is no requirement that the students or families are Catholic to attend the schools or receive financial assistance.